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Giving it a go

27 February 2015

Dougie Freedman wants his Nottingham Forest side to play up to their attacking threat at Reading tomorrow.

The Reds have scored 16 goals in five games under their new manager and head to Berkshire this weekend in pursuit of their fifth win under Freedman.

And, while he is wary of the Royals’ threats from the wings, Forest’s manager once again placed the onus on his own side to produce another strong performance.

Speaking to Forest Player this afternoon, Freedman said: “They’re crossers of the ball, they get it wide. We’re going to try to stop that at source and make sure, if a cross does come in, we’re in the right areas to head the ball away.

“But I feel Reading will be looking at our attacking threat – the energy and desire we show going forward. It’s something they will be fearing.

“I’m going to be having a right good go tomorrow. I think it’s a winnable game.”

Freedman hinted that he may make ‘one or two’ changes in light of a tiring midweek encounter with AFC Bournemouth.

And there is no doubt in the manager’s mind as to what helped his side secure an impressive three points against the promotion-chasing Cherries on Wednesday night.

He said: “I felt it was a victory for both players and fans. Getting behind the team gave us the victory, make no mistake about that. They really pulled the players through. It was a fantastic victory for the football club.

“These days people tell me the players and fans are drifting apart. It’s up to me to keep them close together.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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